Deaf film posters

RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive

Table of Contents

Collection Overview
Historical Information for the Deaf Studies Archive
Scope and Content
Additional Finding Aids
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information
Related Materials

Collection Overview (Collapse)

Deaf film posters
Inclusive Date(s)
Collection of posters for films featuring Deaf characters.
34.0 Item(s) (34 Posters)
Dimensions note
Posters vary in size: 11 x 17 to 27 x 39 inches
Reading room flat files, Drawer 37
RIT Archive Collections
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York, 14623
(585) 475-2557

Return to Top »

Historical Information for the Deaf Studies Archive (Collapse)

The RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive documents RIT’s central role in educating the Deaf and hard of hearing in the United States and draws from Rochester's significant Deaf community. The main focus of the archive is Deaf culture, Deaf studies, Deaf education, Deaf theater, Deaf artists and Deafness.

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf, one of nine colleges at RIT, was established by an act of congress and signed into law by President Johnson in 1965. After an extensive national search, RIT was chosen as the permanent home for NTID, and the first group of students arrived in Fall 1968. This significant archive of primary resources, artwork, videos and books documents the founding and growth of NTID and highlights the many remarkable contributions of Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing individuals affiliated with NTID. The Rochester area enjoys a vibrant Deaf community, and the Deaf Studies Archive represents the first time an effort has been made to preserve some record of this culture. A growing portion of the Deaf Studies Archive focuses on the contributions of and portrayal of the Deaf and hard of hearing in theatre, literature, and film.

Return to Top »

Scope and Content (Collapse)

Posters are related to films featuring Deaf characters:

  1. September 11 (2002)
  2. And Now Tomorrow (1944)
  3. Babel (2006)
  4. Bangkok Dangerous (2008)
  5. Beyond Silence (1996)
  6. Children of a Lesser God (1986)
  7. CO4yBCT (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance) (2002)
  8. Crazy Moon (1987)
  9. Deaf Smith and Johnny Ears (1972)
  10. Esprit de Famille (The Family Stone) (2005)
  11. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
  12. Furia e Passione (Flesh and Fury) (1952)
  13. Green Scarf (1954)
  14. Hear no Evil (1993)
  15. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
  16. In the Land of the Deaf (1992)
  17. Johnny Belinda (1948)
  18. L'Homme aux 1000 Visages (1957)
  19. Marianna Ucria (1997)
  20. Que la vie est Belle (It’s a Wonderful Life) (1997)
  21. Ridicule (1996)
  22. See What I’m Saying (2010)
  23. The Shop on Main Street (1965)
  24. To Live (Huo Che) (1994)
  25. What the Bleep do we Know? (2004)
  26. Carl Laemmie Presents Victor Hugo’s The Man Who Laughs
  27. Ercko Prodisco presents Charlot (Charlie Chaplin) Dans Une Journee de Plaisir (1919)
  28. Charlie Chaplin in City Lights (1931)
  29. Charlie Chaplin in his third million dollar comedy, Sunnyside (1919)
  30. Charlie Chaplin in his first million dollar picture, A Dog’s Life (1918)
  31. Fraternity Signorum (3 copies-folded)
  32. Signs of the Time (2008)
  33. Charlie Chaplin in The Kid (1921)
  34. The Hammer (2010)

Return to Top »

Arrangement (Collapse)

Posters are arranged by size.

Return to Top »

Additional Finding Aids (Collapse)

In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

Deaf film posters

Return to Top »

Subject Headings (Collapse)


  • Deaf -- Means of communication
  • Deaf artists
  • Deafness -- Drama
  • Film posters


  • Posters

Return to Top »

Information for Researchers (Collapse)

Preferred Citation

Deaf film posters, RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reporductions have been made of approximately 13 of the posters and reside in Cumulus, the digital asset management system maintained by the RIT Archive Collections. Please contact the RIT Archives if you wish to view a digital image.

Return to Top »

Administrative Information (Collapse)

Collection ID


Accession Information

Accession number(s): 11:08

Source of Acquisition

This collection of Deaf film posters were purchased by RIT librarian Joan Naturale in 2011.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in October 2011.

Return to Top »

Related Materials (Collapse)

Return to Top »